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what you say to your child before sleep?

(21 Posts)
UrbanLegend Sat 07-Nov-15 22:28:59

For example, I say, sweet dreams about custard creams. Don't even know why! What's yours???

PuppyMouse Sat 07-Nov-15 23:16:42

I say "Sleep well - and mummy will see you in theeeeee...." And she gleefully squeals back "MORNING!!"
I then say. "Do you love Mummy?" <needy emoticon>
She whispers "Yeahhhhhh!"
I say "I love you too <insert ridiculous pet name choice of the day> sleep well."

grin every night the same

Fairylea Sat 07-Nov-15 23:19:59

Snug as a bug smile same thing my dad always used to say to me!

Pyjamaface Sat 07-Nov-15 23:20:19

Me: Night night
DS: Night night
Me: I love you
DS: Love you too
Me: Even though you're wonderful
DS: Even though you're wonderfuller

It used to be 'even though you're a bumface/bumfacier'. I can't remember why it was or why it changed grin

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sat 07-Nov-15 23:30:07

Something along the lines of "love you lots, see you in the morning"
She's 18.

PerspicaciaTick Sat 07-Nov-15 23:32:13

Will you get back in your bed.
Bed now.
Stop haring around like a loon.
Why are you up again.
I can hear you pounding around.
Make that your last toilet visit.
Bed now
Go to sleep.

We start off doing all the nice cuddles and loveliness, but it's downhill from there.

Gutterflower Sat 07-Nov-15 23:32:41

Night night
Sleep tight
See you in the morning

Followed by a kiss and an I love you

2tired2bewitty Sat 07-Nov-15 23:59:25

Good night (kiss)
God bless (kiss)
Sweet dreams (kiss)
Love you (big kiss)

DH and I do the same before we nod off blush

PlaymobilPirate Sun 08-Nov-15 00:02:18

I do 'you're handsome and kind and gorgeous and cute and happy and smiley and... mine'

The words change sometimes but same sentiment...

then 'night night, love you'

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Sun 08-Nov-15 00:08:38

I just say "night".

teenmumandsowhat Sun 08-Nov-15 00:10:08

Me: night night,
: sleep tight
Dd: don't let the bed bugs bite!
(She's 2.5yrs and thinks this is hilarious)
Also usually end up repeatedly telling her little brother to get back in bed (he's 1.5yrs)
Followed by a "see you in the morning" as I run out the bedroom, to shut the baby gate and turn the lights off before they get out of bed!

OvO Sun 08-Nov-15 00:12:34

"Night night, love you."
They repeat
"Sweet dreams."
They repeat
"Don't let the Chompies bite"*

Then as I leave the room I say, "love you lots, jellytots"

Chompies are bitey little monsters from the Skylanders game.

ShadyMyLady Sun 08-Nov-15 08:36:52

DC1 (11) - night night, love you, see you in the morning <kiss>
DD2 (5) - story and then night night, love you and then a counted number of kisses and a deep squeeze. I leave the room. Then an array of good night, lie down, get back into bed, stop jumping on the bed, please stop running around, get out the bathroom and stop playing with the water, no you don't need another wee, please stop screaming your brother is trying to sleep, continuously for a good half hour to hour (she has ASD).
DC3 (2) - lubs you, night night, he responds with the same and then I give him a big hug and numerous kisses. And I also tell him sometimes to ignore DC2, she scares him sometimes with her antics!

Courts10 Mon 09-Nov-15 00:34:07

Night night baby, I love you, blow her a kiss (still in cot) I'll be back in a minute.
Go back in about 10 minutes later to see if she is aSleep, fetch milk bottle out. Say - I love you I'll see you in the morning (asleep or not)

DickDewy Mon 09-Nov-15 00:41:13


Mine are teens confused

AGapInTheMarket Mon 09-Nov-15 00:55:21

I say "You are the moon and stars to me!" and she (2yo) has recently started replying/chiming in with, "Do you know that?" smile

BarbaraManatee Mon 09-Nov-15 01:06:26

"Nos da, cysga'n dawel... garu di."

DS2 replies with "nor-da" or "gaaah-di" & DS1 giggles "baker's man". Not the foggiest how he came up with that one, he says it anytime I say "garu di"! confused

Djelibeyb Mon 09-Nov-15 01:21:41

Love you Night night see you in the morning.

Then it's bed time, I've done lights out, shut up!

AnnieOnAMapleLeaf Mon 09-Nov-15 01:30:22

Me: I love you
DS: I love you
Me: night night
DS: night night
Me: sleep tight
DS: sleep tight
US: mon-key-NUTS!!

I have no idea what monkey nuts is or why it started. It's just what we do.

Me: good night
DD: <grunt>
Me: I love you
DD: <grunt>
Me: sleep well sweetheart
DD: <grunt>

TJEckleburg Mon 09-Nov-15 01:50:16

Me:night night, mumma..
Them:loves me
Me:and mumma see you
Them:in da morning

They are 11 and 13. We still do this every night. I'm periodically not well, and so sometimes in bed in pain when it's time for them to go to bed, so sometimes the roles are reversed and they tuck me in, which usually makes me cry (once they've left the room)

Postchildrenpregranny Mon 09-Nov-15 01:56:25

Night night sleep tight .See you morning .Then a kiss in the palm of their hand ,which I curled their fingers over .
My DCs are grown up and left home .I have been known to text this to them

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